Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
. >> particularly on taxes. >> when you are spending money on referendum, i think there's a lot of that. the big part is if you are a rich guy giving money to put tv ads up. it's a money project. you have a message that you want to get out there and you want not just ads for your candidate, but putting out the message you find interesting. giving money in this hopeless house race for rabbi. it's not a rational strategy. it's making them feel good. >> i think there's a distinction here between interest and ideologs. clearly, the agenda of the republican party is going to help their pockets just in the most vision of taxation. that is clear. there's a certain amount of self-interest. the coke brothers believe in what they believe in. chevron, they don't have fixed beliefs. they just want what's good for chevron. what we have seen is them dominating over interest. but we should be clear, this is just the first it ration of it. the norms are going change. it's not just going to end where it is now. >> if i could say, we are sitting here now on nbc, the media companies have a big stake in this, too.
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
. and so in a great big country where there are some very wealthy people who can pay some taxes, it's kind of a good idea to collect up that money in case where some place people don't have the resources. you know, this is a logic of government. but i will say that if we back up a little bit on this, disasters, like wars, like presidencies, like receptions, are big enough that we can all paint on them, right? >> right. >> we can all put our picture on them. i looked at this thing, i'm a very pro-labor thing, my response is i'm watching union firefighters and union cops and union road crews up through the night, you know, sweating, bleeding, putting out fires, wading through water, union nurses carrying kids to safety, and i'm saying, you know, why does mitt romney bash these people. in fairness, that's not best how i look at it. it's you're going to look at it differently. and, you know, in a weird defense of mitt romney, in a weird defense of mitt romney, he was answering a deficit question there. he wasn't thinking about fema at all. >> right. in fact, he tried to dodge it a little
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
once you're in office is almost always issues like taxes and spending. >> i disagree. >> the others are great campaign issues. the supreme court certainly matters a lot. >> it matters. >> i agree. >> if you weigh one supreme court appointment against the day in, day out battle on capital hill. >> i think the supreme court appointment wins on that. >> you do? economic matters also matter. >> there's a duration effect. i always think about it this way. bill clinton, all right, we all love bill clinton now in retrospect even though at the time a lot of us were very from us freightstraighted with him. everything he did vanished as soon as he was gone. everything that was not awesome, which is the defense of marriage act, which is the efficient death penalty act which is an immigration bill. >> chris, you know something, 30 years of inequality has anything to do with how people have governed in washington? >> oh, i absolutely do. i think it's the fundamental thing that drives people. >> then you just confirmed my point that you should vote for romney. it's economic issues. to me inbe equ